I can remember as a kid I would get so excited when my mom would fix breakfast for dinner. Something different from the norm was fun! Not only is it quick and delicious, it’s nutritious, and the kid’s love it!
Let me tell you, between being a mom, a business owner, and a chef; there are perks and disadvantages. Sometimes my family gets the short end of the stick when it comes to mom’s home cooking; but this “binner” as my daughter Jayda would say, is so quick and easy to prepare I can still bring a healthy nutritious meal to the table.
My award winning quiche recipe paired with some fresh sliced heirloom tomatoes, crispy fried potatoes and onions, and quick sauteed spinach has taken breakfast for dinner to new heights.
Quiche can be whatever you want it to be just remember these few basics and then your ingredient combinations are endless.
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of cream (or 2 % milk) For Dairy free substitute with coconut cream! (it’s delicious)
- 1 LB of crisp cooked uncured bacon slices (roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup of shredded melting cheese (Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Cheddar)
- 1/2 of one onion diced
- 1/2 of a green bell pepper diced
- 1 bunch of fresh thyme chopped (de-stemmed)
- Salt and Pepper (heavy pinch of both -1 tsp-ish)
- Pinch of Celery Seed
Mix five eggs with 1 1/2 cups of milk (or cream). Use a pre-made pie crust dough or make your own for a 9’inch pie plate. The rest is up to you…..bake for about 40-45 minutes in a 400 degree oven. It really is that simple. Tonight I topped my unbaked pie shell with crisp uncured bacon, shredded smoked Gouda cheese, diced onions, diced green bell pepper, fresh thyme, salt and pepper, and celery seed. In a separate bowl whisk eggs and milk and pour over the dry ingredients in the pie shell. Make sure to season with salt and pepper. Carefully place in the oven and bake for around 40 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Fried Potatoes in Coconut Oil with Caramelized Onions
Cut one onion into slices and heat about 1/2 cup of coconut oil on high. Add the onions, 3 TBSP of salt, and 2 TBSP of black pepper, add about 3 pounds of potatoes which you also cut into slices, stir occasionally to keep potatoes from sticking and allow ingredients to caramelize, brown, and crisp up. At the end add a dash of hot sauce or fresh dill and serve.